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  1. Atari Safari and Abstract Traxx are back once again to bring you another crazy night in Wallingford! We are not ready to release any information as of yet, except for the fact this show will feature a dj competition for new and upcoming talent.The first 30 people to respond to this post will get an opportunity to play a 20 minute slot at this event. Email [email protected] to enter the competition. Email must include your Dj name and what type of music you play. The competition will be divided by genras and you will be judged by leading New England Djs. The winner of each division will be guaranteed 3 gigs at upcoming Atari Safari/Abstract Traxx gigs. An amazing performance may even earn a residency position for Atari Safari or Abstract Traxx. Please note Atari Safari and Abstract Traxx reserves the right to refuse anyone's application. The point of this competition is to give some fair exposure to any dj who feels like they deserve a chance to be heard. Please do not apply to this competition if you are already receiving consistent bookings by Atari Safari, Abstract Traxx or other New England production companies.
  2. Saturday, July 12, 2008 Spread the Word Productions & Abstract Traxx bring you: RAVE THE VOTE 2 featuring DJ VENOM SUNRIZE PINKY AND THE BRAIN DADDY GREEN JEANS MIKE D P-KAT D-MONYK VENUE: Bobby Allen's Nightclub 915 Bank St. Waterbury, CT AGES: 18+ TO ENTER 21+ TO DRINK WITH ID PLEASE Click the Link Below To Cast Your Vote: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=25tCz4fqXvhbovN5rmiK8g_3d_3d Click the Link Below To View Results in Real Time: http://www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=IVqNKDn4H8mhhRHvFzq7iymSlziDlehGPytM9LjSMmg_3d THE VOTING POLLS WILL CLOSE ON JULY 7 AND THE FULL LINEUP WILL BE RELEASED PRIOR TO JULY 12. MAY THE BEST MUSICIANS WIN!
  3. 8/31 @ Alchemy Nightclub- New Haven, CT 8PM-4AM

    Full Lineup and Info in the 1st Post
  4. Sunday, August 31, 2008 Atari Safari, Abstract Traxx, and Spread the Word Present AURA featuring DONALD GLAUDE (San Diego, California) www.djdonaldglaude.com www.edenrecordings.com www.bugeyedrecords.com Confident. Exuberant. Raw. Innovative. These are just a few of the words industry insiders and fans have used to describe the talent behind one of America’s favorite house DJs, Donald Glaude. Ranked #68 on DJMag.com’s Top 100 DJs List in 2005, Donald skyrocketed to #48 this year and his genius keeps on growing. Apart from his mastery on the decks, Donald is best known for his dynamic showmanship. He enjoys his music as much as his audience does. Embracing their energy, it is not uncommon to find Donald pumping his hands in the air, jumping up and down and shouting back his love to the crowd. It is this powerful signature style which has led fellow DJ and musical producer, Dave Aude, to call Donald the “James Brown of DJs.”Donald’s uncompromising style and innovation show no sign of slowing down any time soon. With the credit of 5 full-length CDs and numerous remixes under his belt, Donald has focused much of his time to production work. Continuing to be “The Hardest Working American DJ” Donald has a tour scheduled with “America’s Most Beloved DJ” DJ Dan and he also has another new CD releasing in 2007. Come experience why Donald is one of the most entertaining and sought after house DJs in the US! D:FUSE ( www.djdfuse.com,myspace.com/dfuse) LA *First New England Performance in over 5 Years!* Presents BRING THE DRUMS- A Live DJ/Percussion Performance Featuring An Expanded Drum Kit Austin native D:Fuse has made quite the name for himself in the EDM scene. His accomplishments are endless. Practically playing every weekend year after year, including stops in Canada, Europe, and South America. He has headlined famous events including Ultra Miami and Coachella! His record and CD releases on prestigious labels such as Moonshine, Perfecto, and Imprint consistently sell hundreds of thousands of copies. His production and DJ work receives adulation from such giants as Paul Oakenfold, Timo Maas, and Sasha ( to name a few) that to this day play D:Fuse's tracks. He has received high ratings by BPM/djmixed.com and was featured on the cover of REMIX and URB magazine. His work can also be heard on other alternative media sources, such as XM 80's the move ( over 300,000 listeners every Sat. Night), a weekly Friday night broadcast on KBIG 104.3 FM (LA) , and he even has his own channel on Delta Airlines in-flight music programming. As time has progressed D:Fuse has begun infusing live instruments into his production work. He will be giving us a taste of his progressive style this evening. Tonight D:Fuse “Bring The Drums” to New Haven! The new show spotlights D:Fuse performing on an expansive drum kit, featuring congas, bongos, tom-toms, snares and cymbals. This is one performance not to be missed! TERRY MULLAN (San Diego, California / Chicago, Illinois) www.terrymullan.com Terry's ears were alert at the right time, if house music is your thing. Right smack in the middle of the blossoming house development of Chicago during the mid 80's, at an early age, Terry was already in tune with what was actually happening.Soon after the house scene was all grown up, entered the acid house sound. Here Terry really found solace. It was that added flavor he was waiting for, something new, twisted, and forward. Now all the elements were coming together. And with the addition of the Detroit sound, this was it, three different languages, disco, house, and techno. They could all translate the same message together or apart from one another. This is how Terry is like a translator. With his fluent style and finesseful scratch abilities, these languages reflect his DJ’ing as well as the tracks he's now composing, which is his way of furthering the evolution of dance music. His production has landed him on a Chemical Bros Mix cd, as well as a feature on Pete Tong's Essential Selection on BBC Radio 1 in the UK. In addition to his dj/production work Terry runs Catalyst Recordings, home to releases by DJ Sneak, Angel Alanis, and TJR. Terry’s DJ’ing, label, and trax have earned him a reputation that extends worldwide. Never one to follow the masses, he borrowed from each genre to create what we all know to be Terry's sound, putting a bad ass twist on an otherwise conservative house scene. HIVE (Los Angeles, California) www.myspace.com/djhive www.violencerecordings.com His tracks have become staples of virtually all of drum and bass’ legends, from Andy C to Goldie, and make regular appearances on Grooverider’s Radio 1 program. Hive’s label Violence (Featuring releases by Klute, Teebee, John Tejada, Gridlok, Keaton, Echo, and JuJu) has registered sales comparable to Ram, Renegade Hardware, and Valve. Metalheadz has invited him to record an e.p. for the label. He’s toured worldwide, completing a month of dates in New Zealand and Australia preceded by a month in the UK and Europe, which included a guest appearance for the Valve Soundsystem. No American has gained such complete entree into the heart of drum and bass. His production work is known for its assertive, daring and aggressive sound with huge releases including " Surreal Killer" "The Plague" " Bring It On" and " Neo". Tough, propulsive, forged out of both the traditional sampled aesthetic and leading sound designs of contemporary drum and bass. Neither a retrospective purist, nor a follower of fashion, Hive’s music, his DJing, and his label strike a steely, inspiring balance, hewing closely to a tight creative vision that has propelled him into the forefront of drum and bass wherever it thrives. FREAKY FLOW (Toronto, Ontario; Canada) www.djfreakyflow.com www.myspace.com/freakyflow One of the most recognized DJs in Toronto, North America's drum 'n' bass mecca, Freaky Flow began extending his reach in the late '90s, signing a multiple album deal with Moonshine and touring relentlessly.He has become one of North America's top drum 'n' bass DJs, alongside other luminaries such as Dieselboy and AK1200, and some would argue that he is one of the driving factors behind Toronto becoming a mecca for drum and bass. Furthermore, Freaky Flow's fame also elevated MC Flipside's status, the DJ's longtime exclusive MC. His signature hip hop style cutting, scratching and beat juggling grabs your attention, but it is his fun and diverse musical selections that truly separate Freaky Flow from other drum 'n' bass DJs. Come see why this Toronto native is constantly touring across the globe. Knowledge, Jack McDevitt, Pinky and the Brain, Robert Lafrance, Sneaker and the Dryer, Redshift + Mizeyesis, Op:Break+ MC DYLZ, Jeff Leclair, Mike D, Bang Lee, Bookum, Leila, Ikari, Soappy, TCC VENUE: Alchemy Nightclub & Elevate Lounge & Event Space 223 College Street New Haven, CT 06510 NO DRESS CODE TONIGHT! HOURS: 8:00PM - 4:00AM AGES: 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink with ID please PRICE: $25 Advance Will Call Tickets By Google Checkout ( No Service Fee!!) at www.myspace.com/atarisafari, www.abstracttraxx.com, www.spreadthewordproductions.com $30 @ the door INFO: www.myspace.com/atarisafari www.abstracttraxx.com www.spreadthewordproductions.com VENDORS: Interested in being a vendor at this event? Contact [email protected] for details CONTACT: [email protected] [email protected]
  5. Nationwide Promoter List

    Abstract Traxx [email protected] www.abstracttraxx.com www.myspace.com/abstracttraxx
  6. March 22nd 2008 Atari Safari + Abstract Traxx Combine to Bring you PROPER Featuring 3 rooms of Drum n Bass, Breaks, Garage and Dupstep! Your Selectors for the evening The DNB Room SHIMON!!!!! (Ram Records/Audio Porn) DB (Breakbeat Science, NYC) Arriving in New York from London in '89, it could be argued that no one has done more for Drum & Bass in America than DB. First with his hardcore Breakbeat club NASA, (featured in the Larry Clark film Kids) then by launching Sme communications and releasing the first Jungle singles & compilations in the U.S, as well as signing dj Dara, thus kick starting his artist career. He & Dara then opened Breakbeat Science, dedicated to Drum & Bass, It quickly become not only the most respected record store & label, but also the very epicenter of the jungle community in the U.S.? He recently released an artist project with partner Stakka?under the name Ror-Shak, focusing & pushing the limits on the more musical side of the genre, which as a dj, is what DB has become best loved for. "Secret Art Of Science 2" will be DB's 13th mix cd in as many years. He also is a partner in both the cutting edge mens lifestyle shop BBlessing, & the multi media & record label Deaf Dumb & Blind Recordings. When he has a second to spare he spends it with his wife & two small children, or tries to sleep. Messenjah War Stories AKA Frydae + Type R Hokilla Bebop J7 Nickdawg Breaks + Garage Room Wavewhore G-Notorious Sneaker and the Dryer AkA D.L. + BTZ Skrilla Fig Bookum Jeff Hyde Ashley Soappy The Dubstep Room ** Hosted by The Threshold Collective** Jam -2 Torrential Steppo Symetrex Soular Bear Virion THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED IN PART BY: www.metromix.com www.redscrollrecords.com At the Knights of Columbus 279 Quinnipiac Ave Wallingford CT 16+ to Enter 21+ to Drink EARLY BIRD! Presales Only 15 Dollars! NO SERVICE CHARGE !!!. Early Bird Presales will Start Feb 8th and will run until the 22nd. Pre Sale Tickets Only 19 Dollars! NO SERVICE CHARGE !!! 25 @ the Door
  7. Saturday, September 29, 2007 Abstract Traxx, Volume Productions, Bostonbboy.com, ILL Magic Productions and Spread the Word Productions present The 3rd Annual Return of the Boom Bap Arts and Music Festival An annual indoor/outdoor festival showcasing & celebrating the elements & culture of the entire breakbeat / hip hop spectrum of music MAIN ROOM GrandWizzard Theodore ****The Inventor of the Scratch****(Bronx, NYC) Theodore Livingston aka GrandWizzard Theodore is known worldwide for his role in the advancement of turntable manipulation having invented both the "scratch" and the "needle drop" techniques. Although Theodore is best known for creating the most essential technique in the Hip Hop DJ art form there is so much more to know about this legendary DJ. Theodore learned to deejay from his older brother, Mean Gene, in the early 70's. GrandMaster Flash, who was in Mean Gene's crew, saw potential in young Theodore and had to sneak to teach Theodore different techniques and theories. In the summer of 1975, Theodore, at the age of 13, unintentionally invented the scratch. "I used to come home from school everyday and play records. This one particular day, my mother banged on the door yelling at me because the music was too loud. When she walked in, I still had my hand on the record that was playing and I kind of moved it back and forth. When she left, I was like 'Yo! That sounded kind of cool. I better experiment with that.'" His initiative to take this accident and recognize it as a means of making original music was pure creative innovation. "I always wanted to be different from other DJs. I kept perfecting my idea so that when I did it in front of an audience it would sound dope." Theodore was a member of the L Brothers and the Fantastic Five. Fans might remember the legendary basketball match, from the cult classic movie "WildStyle," where Theodore, representing the Fantastic Five, squares off against DJ Charlie Chase of the Cold Crush Brothers. Theodore was also involved in making the soundtrack for WildStyle. Theodore and Flash were so skilled as DJs that other DJs had to team up to battle either of them solo (including Jazzy Jay and Afrika Islam). Theodore, like many of the DJs of the time, was also a b-boy. The GrandWizzard continues to rock parties internationally, judge DJ battles and teach DJ master classes. He was inducted into the DMC Technics DJ Hall of Fame in 1998. Theodore has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from International Turntablist Federation (ITF) and is the 2001 recipient of The Source Magazine Pioneer Award. GrandWizzard served as an esteemed panelist at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Hip Hop Conference in 1999 and when the exhibit traveled to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, in 2000, he taught a phenomenal DJ Master Class, with DJ Perseus. GrandWizzard Theodore is featured in the DJ documentary "Scratch" which premiered, early in 2002, at independent movie theaters throughout the nation. He also headlined a sold out 13 city US tour to promote the movie. Invention of the Scratch listed as #10 out of 150 of The Source's "Greatest MC, Albums and Moments" "In the summer of 1975, a young Theodore Livingston discovers a fresh sound in his earphones while trying to drown out his mother's complaints about his loud music. As she exits his room, he continues to fiddle with this technique, tweaks it, and gives birth to the scratch." -- The Source: 150 of the Greatest MC, Albums and Moments (March 2002) "His accidental invention became the cornerstone of Hip-Hop, and over a quarter of a century later, it's still the most evolving aspect of the DJing society. All this because GrandWizzard Theodore decided to push the limits on a simple mistake, leading to the development of the turntable technique known as the "scratch" without which there would be no Hip-Hop music as we know it today." -- Doc Rice for Rap Pages (June 2000) The Original DJ Tony Tone aka Tony Crush (of the Cold Crush Brothers) (Bronx, NYC) DJ Venom (volumeproductions.com, Providence) ****Special Old School Hip Hop/Electro-Funk Set**** DJ Venom, real name David R. Schifino, has been playing the rave circuit since the early 90's, but he began his career as a part-time hip-hop radio disc jockey in 1989. In fact, it was a group of fellow DJs who coaxed him into his first techno/house event, which was so overwhelming he eventually left hip-hop behind. Venom first purchased a pair of turntables and a mixer to lay down beats and scratches for all the aspiring MCs in his hometown of Providence. He then spent the next few years honing his skills, playing dozens of house parties and halls, mixing hip-hop, reggae, and house music. Meanwhile his addiction to vinyl worsened, causing milk crates to overflow with the likes of Boogie Down Productions, Ninjaman, and Todd Terry among others. Every dime made went towards the purchase of additional records and blank cassettes in order to produce more mix tapes. Then in 1991, Michaelangelo came to Providence. It was the first rave in the area, and its impact on Venom's DJ career was huge. He had always loved house music, but the harder side of techno captured his attention, and instead of hip-hop, his next trip to the record store found him leaving with Jeff Mills, Praga Khan, and Prodigy. Around the same time, Venom began working at the radio staion WXIN, 88.1 on the FM dial. Despite his lack of seniority, Venom's turntable talent earned him two radio shows: "Sounds of the Streets," a hip-hop/reggae show and "Utopia," a house and techno mix. He continued these shows for many years, promoting both scenes and cultures all the while gaining noteriety. Over time, Venom focused his attention more on the rave scene, hooking up with fellow DJs Carnage and Jedi to start Force Productions. Together they began throwing illegal parties known as the Insomnia raves, as well as a club night, "Genesis." They also started a small publication entitled Force magazine. Venom's DJ style found a place with the hardcore breakbeat sounds of 2 Bad Mice, Acen, and SL2. In addition, he continued to play house at Club Babyhead, which became a local legend. In 1994, Venom split from Force to start his own company, Volume Productions, quickly cementing itself in Providence's rave history. Their own magazine soon hit the masses, and Volume was quickly recognized as the biggest promotional crew from Rhode Island. That year also marked Venom's first DJ competion. His set, consisting of scratching, body tricks, hip hop beats, and a blend of a brand new musical style called "jungle" earned him second place in the New England DJ Spin-off. As both Volume Productions and Venom's popularity continued to grow, his mix tapes, whether happy hardcore, jungle or house, were selling off the shelves. Soon his name began appearing on tons of flyers, and the whole crew began a new weekly Tuesday night called "Energy" at the Living Room, which is still going on today with Venom as the resident DJ. The DJ Battle circuit saw Venom take home awards in three more competions. In 1997, he took first place in the New England DJ Battle and placed second in both the 1998 and 1999 Winter Music Conference DJ Competions, losing only to DMC champ, Craze. With over 80 underground mix tapes and CDs under his belt, Venom wanted to take thing a bit further with a licensed project. The Chicago-based Underground Construction label took notice of his coast-to-coast performances and liked the hard house sound of his recent CDs. They offered Venom a deal, which lead to a chain of succesful CD releases including Straight Bangin: 1&2 and House Blends 7&8, not to mention House Blends Classics. Venom later pushed production to the forefront. Hard house releases on various labels as well as his own RetroTech label demonstrated his diversity and ability to produce new music with the oldschool breakbeat feel that first drew him to the rave scene. Venom continues to play drum & bass under the guise of DJ Eddie Brock and his CD, I See Dead People was praised by many. His newest CD release, Raise the Volume is due out on Warlock records new techno offshoot Surge Recordings while his own productions are scheduled to be released on Vagabond records with five monthly releases starting in October. In addtition, his side project, record label Kerubim Entertainment, is a trip into the goth/industrial world. If you think all that is enough to keep Venom busy, then you would be wrong. He also has two full-length CDs (one, a menacing mix of industrial and darkwave and the other, synthpop) coming out in January 2003 under the aliases The Archanjelz and Davee Jonz. DL (ill magic, true crew, atari safari, MA) ****Hip Hop/Breaks DJ Set**** DL was born in the former Soviet Union. It was there that his experimentation with music would begin. At the age of seven, DL was given his first record player by his father. Since he lived above a record store, he was able to begin a collection of many different styles. Every week he would use his allowance to buy new tracks to experiment with. While experimenting in his "lab" one night, he discovered that if he turned his turntable off, and left the needle on the record, it would continue to play sounds. He loved trying out new things like this to better understand how his equipment worked. Sadly, when he moved to the United States, he was forced to leave his belongings behind. While growing up, DL's choice of music was influenced by his father. Every night he would come home and play jazz, funk, soul, and R&B records These sounds stuck with DL through his life. When he came to America, he discovered the sounds of hip-hop. After a few months, DL purchased his first hip-hop cassette; The Fat Boys. That's where his love for that style of music began. In 1992 he saw Juice. The DMC battle in it inspired him, he had never before seen the art of turntablism or a DJ battle. It was something so fresh to him and he knew that he wanted to be as good as those dj's were. The only thing stopping him now was the money for the equipment. In 1997 DL was finally able to buy his first Technics turntables and a mixer. He began buying hip-hop records and learning the skills of a dj. He soon started to play at house parties and local clubs. Prior to '99, DL had only surrounded himself with friends that exclusevely listened to hip-hop. However, that year, he discovered electronic dance music. DL moved to Florida where he met his close friend Jason, also a dj. Jason played DL a drum 'n bass record that included hip-hop samples. Once again, DL was amazed by what he heard and although it contained some elements of hip-hop, it was unlike anything he had ever heard before. Eventually, DL discovered the sounds of breaks. He heard Jackal n Hyde and they became his main musical influence. He became instantly hooked on their style and he started going to record stores to buy breaks records. In 2000 he attended his first Winter Music Conference in Miami and the experience pushed him to become as involved in the electronic dance music scene as he possibly could. Shortly afterwords he returned to his home in New England. He became more involved in local EDM events while perfecting his mixing and turntablism skills. On April 13, 2002 DL signed up for a dj battle at the (now legendary) club Asylum in Springfield, Massachusetts. He won first place and feels that it was the event that got "his foot in the door". DL found himself getting booked more often and continued to promote himself by handing out mixes and networking with promoters. Shortly after his win at the Asylum, DL went on to place first in two more dj battles. DL has played at events headlined by many of EDM's biggest stars including Planet of the Drums, Ashley Casselle, Monk, DJ Keoki, Jackal & Hyde, Kenny Ken, John B, Andy C, Anabolic Frolic, Simply Jeff, Goldie, Shy FX, Total Science, DJ Rap, Afrika Bambaata, Donald Glaude, DJ Rectangle, The Sugarhill Gang, Spacemen, DJ Soulslinger, Faust & Shortee, Frankie Bones, DJ Craze, Colette, Miss Lisa, Reid Speed, Feelgood, DJ Icey, Sista Stroke, DJ Godfather, Nick Warren, Armand Van Helden, Bad Boy Bill, Freaky Flow, Electric Skychurch, Omar Santana, Jon Bishop, Ming & FS, and more. DL continues to be the fastest rising breaks dj out of New England. He's played countless events as far as Florida and Colorado. He is notorious for his scratch-box breaks style and mixer tricks. MC TNOC & MC Napalm (abstracttraxx.com, CT) ****Live Original Hip Hop**** Jerry Jer (Providence, RI) DJ Unique (abstracttraxx.com, gruv records, remixx rockstarz, Bridgeport, CT) ****Latin Freestyle Set**** DJ Mo Niklz (abstracttraxx.com, Danbury, CT) ****Hip Hop/Turntablism Set**** BACK ROOM DJ Ceazar (truecrew.com, digital domain, camouflage, NYC/MA) ****Old School Jungle /Jazzstep Set**** At the age of 10, Caezar moved to the States from the Dominican Republic. At 14, he spent his free time in the acid house underground rave scene in Upstate New York and New Jersey. He was constantly surrounded by acid house, techno, and early hardcore breakbeat. At an early age, Caezar began to listen to electro, rap, and new wave artists like: Herbie Hancock, Afrika Bambatta, Art of Noise and The Sugar Hill Gang, to name a few. His first experience of house music was in the summer of 1988 at a birthday party, he'd never felt like that listening to music before. The combination of drums, balearic beat, bass, saxophones, and proper vocals changed him with tracks like: Washing Machine (Mr Fingers), I'll House You (Jungle Brothers), French Kiss (Lil' Louis), Big Fun/Good Life (Inner City), etc. In 1989, Caezar’s friend brought him out to an acid house rave party and introduced him to the scene that was going to be his home for the next 17 years of his life. Caezar began to buy hardcore break beat and jungle records and soon he would slowly start to emerge as one of the up-and-coming stars of the New York City rave/club scene. He first started spinning at age of 15 at friends crib in New Jersey City. Learning off a stereo and an acid house record, Caezar took the first step of creating his blend of beats and basslines in 1991 at house parties. The pounding of the breakbeat and the rumbling of the bass hit him when label’s like Strictly Underground, Reinforced, Rugged Vinyl, Breakdown, Moving Shadow, Jumpin ‘n’ Pumpin, Surburban Bass, were pushing the hardcore breakbeat U.K. rave style and at the same time, NASA parties and Soulslinger and Liquid Sky were taking over the scene in New York City. In 1992, his cousin introduced him into the club scene in NYC. In the club scene clubbing was about picking and choosing on peoples clothes rather than their attitudes. So, he started going to early breakbeat and jungle parties (NASA & Biology), always looking for something new to put his energy into. In 1994, Caezar earned a resident spot at the Wave in Staten Island. Between the years of 1996-1998 he also held a resident spot @ the legendary club Vinyl NYC playing jungle. Throughout the years, he has shared the decks with Soulslinger, Dom & Roland, Aphrodite, Goldie, Ray Keith, Dazee. DJ Rap, Lenny Dee, Beau, Inx, Reality, Dieselboy, Christian Bruna , Odi, 9x, Kech, Clear, Dylan, Nico,Trace, Wally, Timestretch, Gil-t, Static, Bill Reily, Q Project, Total Science, Poe, just to name a few. By 1997, he became one of the newest members of the Digital Domain Crew. Which allowed him to play for the first time in front of 4,000 people at the infamous “Abracadabra” Rave in the Asbury Park Convention Hall, NJ. Which was produced by Alan Sax and Lady Life. He was also headlining with Super MC TC Islam (Zulu nation, Pioneer of the NYC Hip Step MC style), which was the first American East Coast MC. By the year 2000 he had joined True Productions and became one of the dj's extraordinare of New England. MDMA (operation breakbeat, CT) MDMA started DJing back in 1986, when he was only 13 years old. Considered to be one of the pioneers of drum n' bass in New England, he first started rocking DnB at parties in 1995. Constantly devastating dancefloors all over the Northeast for the next several years, he quickly became known for his energetic performances and true passion for the music. After a 3 year hiatus, this 21 year veteran of vinyl is back to do what he does best.....rock parties. Skrilla (illmagic.com, coe park, skys the limit, CT) The founder of ill magic has been spinning records since the late 90s. Skrilla specializes in turntablism and dnb, but is a lover of all types of music. He also plays sets of house, funky breaks, hip-hop, uk hardcore, uk garage, and trance. He has played at venues all across the country as well as occasionally returning to his northern home. Steppo (volumeproductions.com, abstracttraxx.com, atari safari, RI DnB, Providence, RI) ****Dubstep Set**** Steppo has been playing drum n'bass for almost 10 years, smashing dancefloors all over the east coast from Maine to Florida, opening for the likes of Pendulum, Ed Rush and Optical, Adam F, Planet of the Drums and more. He's constantly taking his game to the next level with recent ventures with spinning and producing dubstep along with running his monthly ri-dnb night at Energy. DJ Btz (of Sneaker and the Dryer) (abstracttraxx.com, headspinn, boston breaks, floorburnerz, MA) Lunchbox (volumeproductions, 1Luv, Providence, RI) DJ Bookum (enfekt productions, nocturnalvybz.net, NH) Whether playing anywhere from a warehouse to a house party Bookum feels right at home on the decks. Playing all over New England throughout the last 7 years has given Bookum the experience to seamlessly incorporate a variety of styles into his sets. He'll be serving up some party stompin floor rockin funky breaks for this year's Boom Bap so look for all sorts of big basslines and signature hip hop acapella drops. Plex (abstracttraxx.com) ****Special Old School Funk/ Breaks Set**** ALSO FEATURING: B-BOY BATTLE WITH $500 CASH PRIZE FOR 1ST PLACE WINNER! DJ LEGACY ON THE 1'S AND 2'S JUDGES: BAM (OF THE NEW YORK CITY BREAKERS) KAMIKAZE, AND ABSTRACT please contact Andrew: [email protected] for info TURNTABLIST COMPETITION -$500 CASH PRIZE! please contact Tony: [email protected] for info AND.... THE OUTSIDE PARKING LOT OF THE LIVING ROOM WILL BE BLOCKED OFF AND GRAFFITI ARTISTS WILL BE PERMITTED TO PAINT WITHIN THESE BOUNDARIES ON CANVAS, PLYWOOD, OR SOME OTHER SURFACE YOU PROVIDE.ARTISTS PLEASE BRING ALL YOUR OWN SUPPLIES! MAKE SURE TO BRING CANVAS/WOOD, PAINT, MASKS, TIPS, ETC. THERE MAY BE A SMALL AMOUNT OF SUPPLIES AVAILABLE TO USE, BUT NOT ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE. @ The Living Room 25 Rathborne Street Providence, RI 02906 THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT 21 + w/ proper ID to drink. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2007 : 2PM-2AM $15 IN ADVANCE BY PURCHASING TICKETS AT WWW.GROOVETICKETS.COM $20 @ THE DOOR ****OFFICIAL AFTERHOURS (18+) TO FOLLOW AT 2AM THERAPY, 7 DIKE ST. PROVIDENCE- WWW.CLUBTHERAPYRI.COM FOR MORE INFO OR TO SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LISTS: WWW.ABSTRACTTRAXX.COM WWW.VOLUMEPRODUCTIONS.COM WWW.ILLMAGIC.COM WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SPREADTHEWORDPRODUCTIONS www.BOSTONBBOY.COM
  8. Got Debauchery? 6/16/07 Wallingford, CT

    Main Stage Dj Assault ( Jefferson Ave) Detroit/Atlanta Mixing records since 1982, Craig has been indoctrinating people with his own take on Detroit dance music, which is very much an amalgam of his radio predecessors. The introduction of scratching and rapping to non-Hip Hop genres of music, this style is something that could only have come from Detroit. Along the way, DJ Assault was born. He is known for his classic booty house hooks,making some of the most talked about booty-bass tracks in existence. Songs like "Ass 'n Titties" ( as seen on the Dave Chapelle Song!) "Shake It, Work It"( featured in an I Pod ad during the 2004 MTV VMA'S on MTV ) " Yo Relatives" and " Hoes Get On The Floor" remain timeless classics. His tracks are constantly being played by booty house djs like Funk and Venom. With a hectic schedule of nation and internation shows (Germany, Holland, France, Spain, UK, Japan, Australia, Brazil ) we are fortunate to have THE BOOTY HOUSE LEGEND in the house for his first new england appearance in over 3 years! Aaron Liberator ( Stay Up Forever, Cluster) U.K. Aaron started DJing in 1989 at house parties, in a mobile disco style, where he played a mixture of soul, house, and hip hop. In 1990 he met both Julian and Chris. As squatters themselves the three of them began to organize parties in friend's squats and as DJs they became known as Liberator. During 1991 they started to party with Traveller Sound Systems and went on to play records at free festivals with Bedlam, Conspiracy, and Spinal Tribe.1993 saw the start of Nuclear Free Zone; a regular club night founded by Liberator with DJ Rocket, which is still going strong today. Also in this year, Stay Up Forever Records was established. Designed to reflect the musical style that Liberator played in the underground scene, it has become a definitive acid techno label, along with its sister Cluster. As Liberator, Aaron, Julian, and Chris have been able to DJ across Europe and beyond; however, they are still to be found playing at illegal parties in London most weekends.Aaron's style of music covers everything from house to hard techno, whilst keeping it funky and trippy with a freestyle attitude. Josh the Funky 1 ( Function Recordings, EV Management) Chicago Josh "The Funky 1" hails from Chicago, the home of House Music. A D.J. for over 12 years, Josh blends a unique style of funky house, tech-house and breaks, while incorporating ill-scratching and turntable tricks. Josh's passion for the art of DJing first came about when he discovered hip-hop while still in grade school. A fan of early pioneering hip-hop groups like Public Enemy, EPMD, Eric B. and Rakim, he was enthralled by the art of scratching. One day a friend lent Josh a videotape of a D.J. battle which unknowingly turned out to be a D.M.C. battle, the most renowned D.J. battle in the world. Mesmerized by what he saw could be done with 2 turntables and a mixer, Josh practiced and honed his skills relentlessly. His passion and persistence proved to be worthwhile, as he has since displayed his skills in some of the most prestigious D.J. battles in the world. 1997 saw Josh become a D.M.C Midwest Finalist. In 1999 he competed in the Winter Music Conference scratching competition where he was a runner up to 3-time world champion D.J. Craze. In 2000 Josh took 1st place in the beat-mixing competition at the Winter Music Conference D.J. spin-off. Aside from competing, Josh's passion for music has led him to compile several mix compilations including his own "House Funktion" series, which showcases his diverse music selection and wicked turntable skills. Josh has also helped co-produce legendary D.J. BadBoyBill's "Bangin the Box Vol. 4" and "Banging in London" mix compilations. As if his DJing accomplishments weren't enough, Josh has also had his hand in the studio producing tracks for the infamous Chicago labels I.H.R, Kid Dynamite, and Strictly Hype Recordings. His tracks have been featured on mix compilations and D.J. play lists throughout the world, further establishing his reputation as a D.J./Producer. But since that isn't enough for Josh, in 2001, "The Funky 1" started his own record label, Funktion Recordings. The first release "Everybody Everywhere" by BSJ and Fun-K is sure to find its way into the record boxes of D.J.'s worldwide. When not in the studio or running his label, Josh is constantly touring the world bringing his sound and skills together for the masses. Havok * Special Birthday Set! ( Synergy) NYC Djing for nearly a decade, havok has been submersed in the NYC dance culture since the prime-time of NYC club life. After a brief hiatus from dj'ing, he came back in 2003 with fresh outlook and unstoppable motivation. Armed with an exclusive blend of party remixes, funky house and dancefloor anthems ,Havok has an umatched style all his own. In 2004 he debuted his mix CD "Control Freak" which brought him a following all over the country. The upcoming follow up CD "Pump Up The Volume" turns it up a notch and will be available for sale and download online on May 1st. goto myspace.com/djhavok for a preview. Ritalin Dan Garcia Virsityl Eddie Focus Thundacock Room 2 - Hard Sounds Room Sunrize Odi W.I.T. Dupont St Dirty + Elijah Divine Nocturnal Nickdawg Psytech Room 3 The Watering Hole Dread ( Vr Productions, www.djdread.com, Supreme Talent ) In 1994 he received his first break which will mark the beginning of what defines DJ DREAD today. He was invited to play at - Empire Strikes Back - with Dj’s such as: Josh Wink, Dave Trance, James Christian, Reese, Overload and Dread. His set at this event set a standard of what Dread was about to bring to the table for years to come. Very determined and driven to expand his horizons he released numerous promotional mixes. These mixes took him across the states, as well as some countries in Europe. These promotional mixes put him on the map as one of the most recognized names in the Trance community to come out of New England. Then in 1996 V.R. production was born pushing a pure vision of how rave should be experienced,brining out legendary names such as Bad Boy Bill, Space Girl, Terry Mullan, D.A.V.E. the Drummer, Dara, Derrick Carter, Dave Trance, Omar Santana,Anabolic Frolic,Dieselboy, Sandra Collins, Dj Dan, Donald Glaude, Feelgood, Felix the Housecat, and Micro. In 2004 Dj Dread was approached by MTV Europe to release a series of compilations titled – In Session – for distribution in Eastern Europe. Both sessions sold a combined total of over 30,000 copies, and numourous tour dates across Romania Parallax Rocksteady Cypha DiWrecked tyler durden AKA JO3L Ironlung Plex Bruno ***Also, this is a going away show for Brian ( Ahlkie) from 40oz Productions. Anyone looking to fuck,hug,or punch him one last time should definitely show up 8)*** Lighting and Sound- Done Properly as always by Atari Safari 18+ Visuals By Abstract Traxx Full food vending including Hotdogs, Burgers, chips, candy, and Got Debauchery T Shirts We are encouraging everyone to " dress up" for the occasion. No outfit is to outrageous, insane, silly, or skimpy enough, so lets keep this interesting! Admission = 25 @ the door. Venue : Wallingford Knights of Columbus 279 Quinnipiac Ave, Wallingford CT From 6-3 ( Unnoficial afterhours to be announced later)
  9. Soulful Sundays 2/25/07 Middletown, CT

    Abstract Traxx presents.... Soulful Sundays a bi-weekly event of house, garage, and funky beats with alternating residents DJ Unique and DJ Plex DJ Unique (abstracttraxx.com, Bridgeport) DJ Plex (abstracttraxx.com, CT) Plex drops House bombs like no other. He assaults the dancefloor with his blend of bangin' tracks, aggressive mixing, and intense love for the music. Above all, he loves to have fun and share his love for music with others. The energy combined with the music will leave you with an experiance you will never forget! and two guest DJ's each night 2/25/07 G-Notorious (soulchampion.com,Boston) Dubbed by URB Magazine one of "...five of the most promising up-and-coming (UK Garage) producers here at home", with two successful releases on vinyl and seven mixes gaining him exposure in other top music publications including, XLR8R, Mixer, Deuce, and Undercover, G Notorious has been pushing the sounds of UK Underground Garage and more recently, Grime in the United States since 2000. In Boston, G Notorious ran three consecutive weekly club nights; DYNAMITE, LIVELY, and RUNNIN. Collectively lasting over a year and a half, the three nights exposed thousands of club-goers to the sounds of UK 2-Step and 4x4 Garage and built a dedicated local following for the music. As a DJ, G Notorious contrasts soulful elements with rugged beats and heavy bass. He plays with a bias toward Reggae and Hip-Hop style vocals but represents the entire spectrum of sounds within Underground Garage from bumpy 4x4 to 2-Step, dubwise sounds to Bassline House / Speed Garage to full-on Grime. A typical live set includes cutting edge promos, classic anthems, and unreleased dubplates. While it lasted, G Notorious was a member of the Push It Promotions Record Pool, serviced by Red Rose Recordings and Unit 5 among other labels. More recently he was chosen among the top 30 UK Garage DJ's in North America to be a member of the RINSE IT record pool. He has also written Garage record reviews for XLR8R and SoulChampion.com. With his particular take on the UK Garage and Grime sounds, G Notorious has regularly rocked dancefloors all over New England and New York. In the spring of 2004 he played at TRANSATLANTIC 3, the only UK Garage and Grime event at the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida. G Notorious, also represented Boston at the first annual GARAGE CONFERENCE in Dallas, Texas in the summer of 2004. As well as his releases on vinyl, two of G Notorious' Garage tracks and one he wrote in collaboration with DeepSix from Toronto, Canada, as GeeSixCru, were featured on URBAN RENEWAL RECORDS "TRANSATLANTIC BASS" compilation CD. Despite the lack of solid distribution or a sizeable buying audience for the music in the United States, his original Garage and Grime material has received critical acclaim from DJs and press on both sides of the Atlantic as several of his unreleased productions have been rinsed on UK pirate radio and charted by various DJs over the years. G Notorious also built and runs this web site, SoulChampion.com, the home of UK Underground Garage and Grime in the United States and Canada. SoulChampion provides a public outlet for information about the music and the SoulChampion Crew but most importantly hosts the world's largest collection of North American produced original Underground Garage and Grime music. Since January 2005 the site's scope has begun to grow to encompass the overall US and Canadian Garage and Grime scenes and to provide a bridge of communication between the heavy hitters in the US, Canadian, and UK scenes. Bookum (nocturnal vybz, enefekt productions, NH $2 Bud and Bud Light Bottles and $2 pints and $2 house shots! VENUE: Oliver Campbell's 386 Main St. (Enter in Back from Washington St.) Middletown, CT TIME: 9PM-1AM AGE: 21 to drink with ID PRICE: $3 before 10, $5 after CONTACT/INFO: www.abstracttraxx.com [email protected] Abstract Traxx Info Line: (203) 916-1961
  10. This shit is gonna be fucking nuts!
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